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Casting Roundup: A 'Bridesmaids' Fav on Fox, New Blood on 'American Horror Story' & More

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Sep 14, 2011 | 10:16am EDT

Rachael HarrisAs the rush of the Fall TV season inches closer and closer, we naturally get more news about which actors and actresses we'll see making appearances on a few new series.Bridesmaids' Wendi McLendon-Covey is a longtime fixture in television comedy. You might remember her from Reno 911, or the lesser-known Lovespring International, in which she had a starring role. The latest McLendon-Covey news has her guest-starring on the upcoming season of Fox's I Hate My Teenage Daughter. The actress will take the role of Principal Diego at the high school of Jamie Pressly's and Katie Finneran's loathesome teenage daughters. I Hate My Teenage Daughter premieres November 30 at 9:30 p.m. ET on Fox.

Rachael Harris is memorable as Ed Helms' horrific live-in girlfriend in the first Hangover movie, but has also had a long line of guest spots on impressive sitcoms, including FriendsModern Family and Party Down. We will be seeing Harris in a guest role on the new NBC comedy Free Agents, starring The Simpsons' heavy-lifter Hank Azaria and frequent Will Ferrell-supporter Kathryn Hahn. Free Agents enjoys a soft premiere Wednesday, Sept. 14 at 10:30 p.m. ET and will premiere in its regular timeslot on Sept. 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET on NBC.

Steering away from the comedy, we have news that American Horror Story will be receiving a new guest star: Sarah Paulson. Paulson will enjoy a four-episode arc as a medium named Billie Dean. Paulson's previous television work has included Studio 60 on the Sunset StripDeadwood and American Gothic. American Horror Story premieres on October 5 at 10 p.m. ET on FX.

Source: Laughspin, TVGuide, TVLine

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